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If you did not have religion or never exposed to religion; how easy would it be for you to believe in a heaven and hell?

I will start by saying I was raised in a religious home; we attended church 3 times a week whether we wanted to or not. In my mid-30's I started to recognize subtle similarities to various world religions and the religion I grew up believing. This made me wonder...if not all religions teach of a "heaven" or "hell" as where one goes when one dies based on how the person lived on earth...would those who are not exposed to religion believe in a heaven and hell or something similar?


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    Jan 3 2012: tis funny because the head of the catholic church in 1999 came out and said hell cannot be attributed to god because of gods merciful love, the concept of hell with fire and brimstone's in the bibles represents the frustration and agony someone goes through if they seperate themselves from god which he describes as the source of life and joy.

    then he goes on to say people should be careful interpreting metaphysical texts.

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